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No further rise in Clare’s COVID-19 cases

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24 hours after reporting 6 new cases of COVID-19 in Co Clare, the Department of Health have confirmed there has been no further spike of positive diagnoses in the county.

A total of 164 new cases have been confirmed across the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday. They are located in Dublin (93), Kildare (22), Tipperary (10), Cork (9), Carlow (8), Waterford (6), Offaly (6) with the remaining ten divided between in Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth and Roscommon.

Of these, 65 percent are under the age of 45, the Department of Health have revealed with 21 resulting due to community transmission and 80 as a consequence of close contact with a confirmed case or an outbreak. 28,363 persons have tested positive for the Coronavirus since March.

In Clare, the total amount is at 451 with a case attributed to the county yesterday re-assigned elsewhere following detailed analysis by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

No further deaths have been recorded in the country. 1,777 lives have been lost due to COVID-19 in the Republic.

Speaking on Wednesday, Dr Ronan Glynn noted that Dublin, Kildare, Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Carlow had seen “a significant number of cases” over the past number of days.

“As we head into Autumn when people are more likely to have cold or ‘flu-like symptoms please do not adopt a wait and see approach. The greatest protection you can give your family and friends is to isolate as soon as you have any symptoms and contact your GP by phone. Remember, there should be no charge for either a consultation with your GP nor for a COVID-19 test should you require one,” the Acting Chief Medical Officer stated.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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